Sabre has appointed Cem Tanyel as Executive Vice
President and President of Airline Solutions.
Effective today, Tanyel reports to Travel
Solutions President Dave Shirk.
Tanyel is a seasoned technology leader having
held executive roles in product development, professional services
and industry solutions general management over a career spanning
more than 25 years.
Most recently he served as executive vice
president and general manager of professional services at Kony,
a leader in mobile application development and digital solutions
serving the financial services, healthcare and travel industries.
Prior to that, Tanyel was senior vice president of consulting and
professional services at Cognizant; vice president and general
manager of global healthcare and life sciences software and solutions at CSC; senior vice president of product development for
health systems at McKesson; and vice president and general manager
of industry applications and solutions – including the travel and
transportation industry – at Unisys.
“Cem has broad, multi-discipline experience delivering world
class technology solutions to customers across a variety of
industries, along with a leadership style that will energize the
Airline Solutions team,” said Shirk. “Having worked very closely
with Cem at Kony and CSC, I know firsthand that he brings the
management expertise, portfolio management acumen, results-driven
processes and client focus that will continue to drive revenue for
our airline customers through the technology we provide.”
Tanyel holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in computer engineering from Middle East Technical
University, a Master of Science degree in computer science from
the University of Maryland, and a Master of Business
Administration degree from San Jose State University.
position in the marketplace has always been driven by its
commitment to innovation, which was immediately attractive to me
in pursuing this role,” said Tanyel. “It seems the travel industry
is at an inflection point with regard to technology, and Sabre is
uniquely positioned to lead an evolution as it builds the most
advanced travel platform in the world. It will be a pleasure to
work with Dave again and to join such an exciting organization as
we lead the evolution from within.”